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Re: removing "su" from coreutils [Re: Fwd: [PULL] su

From: Karel Zak
Subject: Re: removing "su" from coreutils [Re: Fwd: [PULL] su
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:36:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2011-07-01)

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 10:24:05AM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 05/24/2012 02:50 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> > Note Fedora and Suse use su from coreutils
> > while debian use their own:
> >
> > 
> > Note also Fedora has `runuser` which is based on su:
> >;a=blob;f=coreutils-8.7-runuser.patch;hb=HEAD
> > 
> > There was also a very related request for
> > `runuser` like functionality to be generally available:
> >
> > 
> > It's probably worth bringing runuser with su,
> > no matter where they end up.
> So with su being removed in favor of the util-linux implementation,
> `runuser` is being implemented there too.
> I.E. it will be available outside of redhat/fedora/centos/...
> in util-linux >= 2.22, and so should address

 My plan is to merge Fedora runuser patch (it means add -g -G options
 to su(1)) after 2.22. It's too late for 2.22 (as we have -rc2 now).

 The patch will be available ASAP after 2.22 release in the util-linux
 upstream tree and maybe will be in 2.22.1 too.

> Note from previous comments in this thread,
> it seems like allowing runser to be built (as an option?)
> without requiring PAM, would be useful.
> For reference, here are utils with similar functionality:

 Thanks for the references!


 Karel Zak  <address@hidden>

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